Keeping up to date is one of the most important steps you can take to keep yourself and your family safe.

In the lead-up to a cyclone, information is provided via radio, television, social media and this website.

If there is a power outage, a battery powered radio and spare batteries will be crucial and should be part of your emergency kit.

Emergency bulletins are presented on:


ABC Far North 801 AM
106.7 FM
95.5 FM
Cairns Community Radio (multicultural broadcasts) 89.1 FM
Bumma Bippera Media (Indigenous radio) 98.7 FM 


All local TV stations carry emergency updates in their regular bulletins.

If a life-threatening emergency develops the Standard Emergency Warning Signal (SEWS) is activated and bulletins will replace or interrupt regular programming.

This website

During an emergency the Cairns Regional Council homepage is replaced with emergency information including the Cairns Disaster Coordination social media feed to provide up-to-the-minute information.

Social media

Cairns Disaster Coordination centre www.facebook/CairnsDCC or @CairnsDCC

Cairns Regional Council www.facebook/CairnsRegionalCouncil or @CouncilCairns

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Last updated: 30 March 2015